October 21, 2011 - 10:00am
Mitch McConnell and his fellow Republicans agrily charge that government does not create jobs. Only the private sector creates jobs. This is ridiculous. Governments provide real and valuable services to people who pay for them with real and valuable dollars. And real and valuable people do the work... until those governments get starved, the workers all get laid off, and the services stop being provided.
Mitch McConnell talks about the lack of improvement in unemployment as if he had no role in it. But the reality is that despite his claims that uncertainty and regulation are preventing employers from hiring, the private sector has, slowly, started hiring. It is the collapse of local government...
September 28, 2011 - 12:15pm
Rand Paul has apparently found his inner liberal. He is blocking a new pipeline safety law, which may open the door for the Obama administration to require safety improvements that Congress would have allowed industry to forego.
A 2010 pipeline explosion in California that killed eight people, a pipeline disaster in Michigan that spilled 800,000 barrels of oil into sensitive waterways, and a pipeline explosion right here in Kentucky last week, are the kinds of accidents that have convinced all of the major pipeline...
September 12, 2011 - 2:41pm
Rand Paul's bait right now is a "penny plan" that would cut government spending by 1% each year for six years. His switch is the 25% mauling of government he doesn't want his supporters thinking about.
Rand Paul has been promoting the tea party's "penny plan" to reduce government spending, but he hasn't been talking much about what implementing that plan would look like. His supporters should ask themselves why.The penny plan calls for
June 14, 2011 - 7:00am
John Yarmuth has announced $50 million of federal funds heading to Louisville within the last three weeks.
In three weeks, one of them being short, Rep. John Yarmuth [D-Ky.] has announced $50 million in federal monies headed toward Louisville. Lets talk about this.To get it out of the way, here is what the money is for. Follow the links for details.
June 13, 2011 - 7:00am
McConnell proposes solving our problems by refusing to pay for the solutions.
Mitch McConnell is not telling the truth when he says of our fiscal issues, “We don’t have this problem because we tax too little. We have it because we spend too much.”That isn't even close to true.Our nation faces unprecedented challenges on many fronts.